The Price of Air (2000)




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A drug runner finds his life is in danger when he becomes hooked on his own merchandise in this drama. Paul (Josh Evans) is a young hoodlum who falls in with Mr. Ball (Michael Madsen), a crime kingpin marketing a new street drug that he tells Paul is "more addictive than air." With few prospects, Paul agrees to act as Mr. Ball's bagman to help deliver the "product," but he makes the mistake of trying the new drug and soon he's hooked. Paul fails to make his deliveries and later becomes implicated in the murder of his friend and fellow drug runner D (Sticky Fingaz); now he has both the law and Mr. Ball's enforcers on his trail, with only his girlfriend (Charis Michelsen), a fellow addict, on hand to help him. The Price of Air also features Dick Van Patten, Alexis Arquette, and Michelle Phillips; British electronic music star Goldie wrote the film's original score and also played a supporting role.
Art House & International , Drama
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Josh Evans
as Paul
Michael Madsen
as Mr. Ball
as Greaser
Badja Djola
as Sugar
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Critic Reviews for The Price of Air

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Eight Is Enough patriarch Dick Van Patten plays a baddie with a fondness for S&M (yes, you read that right).

Full Review… | January 2, 2007

Amateurish garbage about a would-be drug courier on the run.

December 8, 2002
Film Threat

The sort of independent film that makes you crave Hollywood.

Full Review… | March 18, 2001

Largely incoherent, slung-together, low-budget mess of a movie.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

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August 16, 2005

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Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for The Price of Air

The actress Charis Michelsen's performance is the only reason to watch this film. She's also very easy on the eyes. A real beauty.

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